Establishing an apiary to strengthen honeybee related research and teaching

The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya is in the process of establishing an apiary to strengthen its honeybee related research and teaching. The apiary will also be helpful to provide beekeeping technologies to a wider community both inside and outside the university. Mr. Jagath Randeniya who is living in Germany visited the faculty on 31st August 2022 to discuss possible collaborations to develop beekeeping in Sri Lanka. He also donated an observation hive to the faculty. An observation hive allows to study the behaviour of the honeybees inside the colony. Prof. S. S. Kodithuwakku, the dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. N. U. Jayawardana, the Head of the Department of Agricultural Biology and Dr. W. H. Jayasinghe participated this event. As per the expectation of the Department of Agricultural Biology, the apiary of the university will be

established in the near future in order to popularizing beekeeping and to facilitate honeybee related research.

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